Join our bilingual family in rural Wicklow, Ireland

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Ireland

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    27/02/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a German/Irish family w 4 young children who live on a family farm. We have had lots of Aupairs and students over the years to help us with our busy family, animals, gardens and general farm maintenance. We have always offered travelers a warm, fun welcome to Ireland. Our experience is mostly with German travelers in the past, and we have always enjoyed the language exchanges. NOTE: Accommodation suitable for 2 travelers!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a bilingual German/Irish family loving living in the countryside. David is Irish and grew up on the land, he loves getting stuck into work and play in the outdoors in every way. Alex is German and loves her vegetables, animals (and her family). Our 4 children are ages 11 and younger. They are always keen to meet travelers and will help you settle into your stay here.

  • Help

    Help

    This year, we are planning a small building project - we are building a new vegetable garden, which includes fencing, a polytunnel and digging patches. We are also doing more general planting on our land. Further, we sometimes may ask for help with general house work, child minding, feeding the animals, walking dogs, and general maintenance.
    While it is useful to have some previous experience with most tasks we are very happy to help you learn while we do.
    NOTE: Our place is ideally suited to 2 WorkAway travelers staying together.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Staying in a self catering cottage adjacent to the house. Own bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and bedrooms. Heated by wood fired stove. Wood provided. There is plenty of space here, and we are happy to accept 2 WorkAway travelers staying together.
    You will receive provision to make own meals. Feel free to join us in the house for time together, though.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are always welcome into our house where we have Wifi access and TV. We live 5km from Brittas Bay beach, 8km from beautiful historic Wicklow Town, Kilmacurragh Arboretum, Glendalough, trains to Dublin and other fab amenities. You can walk on the farm and in the local forestry. Bicycle available. And we can work out lifts to Wicklow.
    We are a busy family and tend to be away in the mornings. Afternoons are filled with homework, cooking, children's hobbies, etc. They like hockey, football, cycling, swimming, arts and general play. Your job is mostly working on the land or in the gardens, but we always welcome you into the house. Alex will give you a hand when she is around, but you will also be asked to workaway on your own. You will never be bored with so many people around.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We are very open to hosting those who wish to continue their own projects during their stay with us. As we are rural in Ireland our fixed broadband and WiFi is not great. But we can organize a dongle to work from, which should work well.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We are happy to host your dog, please tell us more about your pet ...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 688623252118